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CNBC
Nov 12, 2012 4:00am EST
, that trade officials see challenges ahead. most recently, over solar panels. the u.s. has approved steep trade tariffs, a move officials here say could backfire and cost american companies this market. >> translator: someone asked me are you in a trading war with the united states? i said no. i hope we can sit down and discuss and try our best not to get involved in trade war. but i must say when others tackle businesses, i have to protect our businesses. >> policymakers also attempted to ease concerns about a brewing debt crisis here. >> translator: the bad loans have been on the rise this year, mostly due to the difficulties in management of some industries. but the overall bank as a quality stable and the risk is under control. ratio almost the same as that at the beginning of the year, far lower of the world's major banks. >> regulators and bank executives said that chinese banks have spread the loans across several different sectors including steel and solar panels help to go mitigate the risk, however there is still widespread concerns that overcapacity in several of those industri
CNBC
Nov 8, 2012 4:00am EST
in the u.s. we'll head out to new york city later in the show for a preview of what to expect on wall street today. and more than 2,000 hand picked chinese delegates gathered at the great hall of the people to kick off the communist party week long transition. beijing will only officially reveal the next generation leaders thursday. hu jintao promised political and economic reform, but he stressed china won't abandon one party rule and will stick to the socialist path. eunice is live for us. this is his big final speech, so reading in sort of between the lines almost is very telling. it's the legacy he's trying to cath. and what less gassy is that? >> many here believe what he is saying is significant in that it is his final farewell. he really was just reading through the work report to talks about the achievements, the economic and political achievements that the party has had. and also to outline the future challenges. one of the first challenges you had already addressed is the issue of corruption. he said the government needed to do more to root it out. >> eunice, we're having tr
CNBC
Nov 12, 2012 1:00pm EST
we have been hoping for for four decades now will arrive and the u.s. will serve up more oil than saudi arabia in the year 2020. that according to a new report by people who actually do know the oil business very well. >>> and sex and the ceo. and the collateral damage. how widespread is sex at work? we really want the answer to that question? >>> what should the consequences be. >>> and no hockey. forget about that. no problem. look what the world of auto racing brought us over the weekend. a brawl! another black eye for a sport that corporate america was counting on? no fighting here at cnbc. sue's with me here again. nice to have you here, sue. >> it is great to be here, ty. those "fast money" guys got me all riled up over there. they're having a good time. >>> we're going to take a look at the markets right now. dow jones industrial average has turned into positive territory, not by too much, but hey if you're a bull, we'll take it. the s&p is up two. the nasdaq up almost eight on the trading session. >>> we here at cnbc, as you do, follow the energy sector very closely on "po
CNBC
Nov 12, 2012 9:00am EST
timetable. if they don't see that it would be inconsistent with maintaining a aaa rating. the u.s. is on negative outlook. s&p already downgraded. >> i think that we all kind of remember what happened -- i think that the big worry on the left side would be i think listen, nothing happened. interest rates went down again. that's a scare tactic. i'll use a scare tactic. $600 billion in new taxes january 1. that's reality. >> unemployment going back to 9.1 if this happens. that's a number that gets your attention. the "times" does a nice piece about fix the debt group. groups of very large companies trying to weigh in on their own side with ads. i don't know if we have them right now. nike with a mock nike ad that says just fix it. mcdonald's saying i'm fixing it. >> home depot. we can fix it. >> that group raised a lot of money over the last year or so. $30 million, $40 million, more than you might have anticipated to mount this public campaign. >> dave is doing a lot of great things. ceo of honeywell. wants to put aside -- i don't know if he's a democrat or republican. i know he's
CNBC
Nov 30, 2012 12:00pm EST
the -- in the u.s. to grand bargain and we see growth begin to accelerate the second half of the year, overall 2 1/2% growth, and the emerging economies continue to come back, we're more optimistic i think, pete, on that happening. we think the combination of the two creates a great underpinning for material -- the material sector in general and that is one reason we're positive on that particular sector. >> this time last year we sat here and every investor and everybody, every manager was wore bitd europe and what it would look like in 2012. i haven't heard you mention europe once in this conversation. >> right. >> are we past the crisis point and past the point where it is a major headwind for the market moving forward? >> we are worried about europe. we think next year at best you see for europe overall zero percent growth with southern europe still in a recession. but we don't -- we think it is stabilized. we think the ecb is forced to do more easing which will put again more of an underpinning under it. but look. we're under weight. we like equities. we like emerging market equities. we're u
CNBC
Nov 29, 2012 2:00pm EST
, very optimistic forecast that we will see the u.s. as the world's largest oil producer by 2017. passing russia, surpassing saudi arabia. some critics have said that might be a bit too optimistic. what do you think? how did you reach that conclusion? >> i think this is very, very modest growth we expect in fact from natural states. mainly driven by tight oil, shale oil. if you look at the next years, we expect u.s. shale oil to grow 3 billion barrels per day and this will make u.s. the leader of global oil production overtaking saudi arabia and russia. and at the same time, the natural gas production is also going to increase significantly and as a result of that, we expect u.s. will be the top natural gas producer of the world, around 2015, overtaking russia. >> one of the things that's so key here, you mention unconventionals and the big boom that we're seeing here. but something else that you had in your report that hadn't been mentioned as much is the fuel efficiency that you see helping as well. how much does that contribute to what your forecasts are? >> exactly. when we say that u
CNBC
Nov 8, 2012 6:00am EST
. u.s. equity futures should be interesting to look at temperature basically on hold. not sure what to do after yesterday. we'll talk more about the economy in a minute with david rosenburg. it was pretty clear yesterday that depending on how you wanted to spin it, could you say how do you do for another four years. i don't remember any euro news in the last six months no matter how bad it was, we didn't get it free handle. so there's more to it than just europe. >> it was the fiscal cliff, but also the financials got hit so hard. if it had been romney, the cliff would be less of a deal because they would stepped all of them. so now we know and we lettered it first hand yesterday. boehner said we're open to tax increase, but part of a bigger plan that involves spending cuts. dove did a bungee -- >> worst thing i ever did. >> but it goes down and then right back up. >> the worst part is you feel like you're connected on something, but don't. it's a free fall until the very he said and then he start to feel like i'm connected to something and it throws being back into the air. >> my q
CNBC
Nov 7, 2012 9:00am EST
economists and business leaders say could send the u.s. economy back into recession. here we have an interesting divide between wall street and washington. wall street seems to believe and you can take a look at the numbers on how the market has acted over the past year. wall street seems to believe that we'll avert this cliff. washington seems to be willing to drive over the cliff. >> i think there's -- i don't want to pick on the tea party per se. you can say if obama would suddenly give in on taxes. what i worry about is there are people who are ideological in the country and more focused on other issues than taxation and money. those people i think are very much out of sync with other people as we discovered last night from the election. they could care less about the fiscal cliff. i think some people want to go over the cliff. >> howard dean last night, sam on "squawk" a couple weeks ago saying maybe it's the best medicine for us is to drive over this thing, go into a recession, provide some bed for growth in the second half of the year. it's a gamble. >> $5 trillion in cuts.
CNBC
Nov 15, 2012 6:00am EST
economics. back here in the u.s., reports from walmart and target. at 8:30, we get weekly jobless claims. october consumer price index. and the november empire state survey. in corporate news, bp expected to pay a record u.s. criminal penalty and plead guilty to criminal misconduct in the 2010 deepwater horizon disaster, a plea deal reached with the department of justice reportedly may be announced as soon as today. reuters says bp will plead guilty in exchange for a waiver of future prosecution on the charges. bp says it is in discussions, but no final agreement has been reached yet. >> fun to have you here today. we do hope mr. kernen get better very soon. he's not normally sick. >> he never calls out sick. so he must be really sick. >> i think there's a flu going around. >> convenient for all of us. i took chips out of his bag yesterday and now i'm -- >> who is the guy sitting in his seat? >> can we get some lie sole over here? >> let's get back to the topic dominating the conversation from wall street to washington right now. of course it is the looming fiscal cliff. we have made it
CNBC
Nov 30, 2012 4:00pm EST
because the underlying fundamentals in the u.s. economy are clearly improving, and you also have a stabilization or soft landing happening in china at the same time. >> david kelly, what do you want to be doing here? what's your strategy for the fiscal cliff? do you think we go over it, and what do you want to do? >> for a long-term investor, you don't try and play this one. i agree with stephanie about the market probably going higher once they get a resolution. they will get a resolution. it's possible it could go into early january. i still think they're more likely to get a resolution done before the end of the year. either way, they'll get a resolution done. when that happens, then we'll resort to looking at the u.s. economy, which is strengthening a bit here. also, the extreme and relative valuations between high-quality fixed income and equities will push money towards equities. i would not run for cover here because of the volatility. i think you just have to, you know, hold your ground through this and hope that the market moves higher next year. >> bob, this activity at
CNBC
Nov 19, 2012 1:00pm EST
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CNBC
Nov 14, 2012 6:00am EST
. blankfein writes "there is more than a trillion dollars of cash sitting on balance sheets of u.s. non-financial companies. certain will increase their capital expenditures currently at anemic levels, contributing to a virtuous cycle of jobs and growth." minimizing increases in marginal rates that could stifle risk taking and robust growth. he also stresses the importance of restoring confidence in public finance by implementing spending cuts and revenue increases. in the meantime, dallas fed president richard fisher tells cnbc that the central bank can't do much more to shelter the economy. >> we need to completely reboot tax policy and spending policy. if we have temporary fixes to the fiscal cliff, just push out the envelope of indecision until we have a sense of true direction, and it's time for our politicians to get their act together. >> fisher says he does not view the fed as a safety net. that is certainly a change of perception, one that congress is going to have to figure out pretty quickly along with the rest of washington. >> that it is. there's been a number of interviews
CNBC
Nov 8, 2012 9:00am EST
time in nearly a decade and the u.s. underperforming. any doubt now that rivals are stealing share? >> retailers like macy's finally quantifying the effect of hurricane sandy. walmart kicking off black friday earlier than ever. we start this morning with the markets looking to bounce back from yesterday's selloff and nearly 1313 drop in the dow. europe on wall street's radar after the ecb and bank of england kept key rates unchanged. draghi holding a press conference right now saying he sees economic rekafr ri remaining weak and reforms are crucial to boosting growth potential on top of greece passing an unpopular package of austerity measures on wednesday and necessary for greece to receive another round of international financial aid. china's ruling communist party congress con vealing today in a leadership change. so much to digest overseas, jim. what came out of the ecb is expected. came out of greece seems to be largely expected. but spain still resisting. a bailout. that's trouble. >> i know. every day the crucial -- that's the crucial link. you have to give them the good loa
CNBC
Nov 26, 2012 6:00am EST
at the ex-have a dax, up 5%. ftse up nearly 4% in the last week on top of pretty good gains for the u.s. markets as you know between 3% and 4%, as well. so no surprise perhaps today that we're a little bit weaker on the back of those gains. 8:2 just about decliners outpacing advancers. this is how it translates. ftse 100 down half a percent. xetra dax up a quarter. ibex down about half of 1%. a number of things going on in politics as ever. we had regional elections in spain. yields you can see slightly higher, but still well below 6%. now, these regional elections fairly important because we know catalonia has been pushing on on independence. now, it looks less likely we'll get that referendum, but not because people in catalonia are any less eager on a separatist movement. just that they didn't vote for the main guy who is proposing it. they voted for competitor party which is makes it slightly harder in the short term for them possibly to get a referendum going. so eases the pressure in the short term but means there is still a longer term problem there. catalonia is one of those reg
CNBC
Nov 30, 2012 9:00am EST
. china was down. they did have tremendously difficult comparisons. u.s. was also weaker. this was just not a good quarter. >> that's true. >> so ubs goes to neutral and trims estimates and cuts price target from 84 to 73. they say that deceleration is going into q-2. >> yum we're not that crazy about. chipotle. panera is a standout. this has been a terrific group. it lost its luster. entire quick serve contingent has become a place that people are worried about with the exception of highest value. panera. it's a decent stock. >> what's also surprising about what young came out with last month is they were talking about china. they weren't overly cautious about china. at the same time we've been getting better and better data points when it comes to china. economic data has been in fact turning. we haven't seen the stock market in china join and now we're not seeing it in yum. yum had once been the big multinational china play. if yum can't make it work, what other companies will we start to look at? will we look at nike or another multinational with a decent amount of growth from sales
CNBC
Nov 29, 2012 3:00pm EST
on the very, very decent and accelerating fundamentals of the u.s. economy. >> maybe, and that's just today, right, ron? >> been since last week. >> we were talking about the market really being so sensitive to any rhetoric out of washington. >> i'm not saying it's not hostage to headlines. we'll get intraday volatility. from the monday before thank giving until now, we have effectively wiped out the losses we saw post-election. >> rick, how do you see it? market complacency, too much angst, are we overthinking this? how do you read the market right now? >> i think that the low volume movements of the equity markets aren't really telling you any information. there's no way even in aggregate a market could decide what's going on in harry reid or john boehner's brain in anything is going on in begin with. if you look at treasuries overlaid on top of equities, until mr. boehner's comments, the treasuries have taken the big picture on all of this. they're not going anywhere fast. fiscal cliff is important, but there's a lot of issues for the next several years that are going to be important to
CNBC
Nov 27, 2012 1:00pm EST
cities but a warning we may head into a recession next year if the u.s. and europe don't solve their fiscal messes. right now the dow industrials a built of a breather down 21 points. >>> meanwhile, 34 days to the fiscal cliff. will a deal be done in time? today, president obama meets with small business leaders to make his case for the possibility of higher taxes ahead. our washington correspondent, john harwood, is here with the very latest. hi, john. >> reporter: hi, tyler. you know, everybody is staking out public positions and trying to drive public opinion their way. the president's been doing that all week. he is doing that with his meeting at 2:30 this afternoon with small business leaders from around the country. he is later going to travel to pennsylvania to make his case publicly, part of what he is saying is that if you adopt his plan on the extension of the bush tax cuts that is for the middle class and not for people at the top that almost every small business owner is going to get a tax cut as a result of that. and republicans are staking out their own position t
CNBC
Nov 7, 2012 3:00pm EST
no time on this issue today. fitch saying the u.s. needs to fix that debt threat and moody's says it's going to wait before taking any action and maintain its negative outlook on the u.s. economy. one thing is for sure. the stock market is taking the fiscal cliff very seriously. the blue chip average is off the lows but still down sharply at one time today, the dow was down about 369 points. first time we've seen that big of a decline since november 21st of last year. off the lows rights now, the dow down 260 points at 12,985. the nasdaq is down 63 points, a more than 2% decline at 2947. the s&p at this hour is down 28 points right at 1400. let's break down what's behind today's dramatic decline in stocks in today's "closing bell" exchange. we welcome back michael pento, kwint tatro, jeff sika, and our own rick santelli. quint, you believe the market was going to go down either way. why? >> i do. i think this was long overdue. we have been propped up with some incertauncertainty. it's kept the market saying, are we going to get a change? it didn't matter who won. we've been facing pr
CNBC
Nov 8, 2012 7:00pm EST
.com. >>> breaking news on an iranian fighter plane attacking a u.s. drone. it happened before election day. why are we just learning about this now? today? >>> but before we go to break, don't forget free market capitalism is the best path to prosperi prosperity. maybe there is going to be some progress in washington. i have an open mind. i'm kudlow. we'll be right back. [ female announcer ] want to spend less and retire with more? at e-trade, our free online tools and retirement specialists can help you build a personalized plan and execute it with a wide range of low cost investments. get a great plan and low cost investments at e-trade. >>> we are more breaking news tonight. u.s. defense officials confirm today that iranian fighter planes fired and missed at a u.s. drone. that was just days before election day. so why are we learning about it mow for the first time? joining me, syndicated radio talk show host, john bachelor. >> good evening, larry. >> good evening. they fired at one of our unmanned drones. why didn't we fire back? why didn't we take some retaliatory action? are we just patsy
CNBC
Nov 14, 2012 7:00pm EST
u.s. responses were in realtime to that situation. he has testified on the hill before, but this will be the first chance for lawmakers to talk to him since the sex scandal erupted. and obviously that's one that people are going to be watching very closely. but it will be behind closed doors. so we will not see him on camera tomorrow, larry. >> no, but it will leak out. the leaks will be great fun. eamon, i just want to ask you one thing. the president got all heated up about susan rice. but susan rice sold a story with the video and the spontaneous demonstration. that was subsequently proven not credible. in fact, it was proven not credible even before she started selling it. and mr. obama still has not dealt with that part of the story. how did she get that story? why did she sell it? and why did he sell it when he knew it wasn't credible? >> well, what the president did today, larry, was he linked himself politically welch with susan race. he hitched his wagon to hers in a political sense, and the president saying, look, if you're going to go after her, you're going
CNBC
Nov 9, 2012 6:00am EST
is saying the u.s. economy is strengthening. but he's cautioning that leaders must tackle the looming fiscal cliff. a conversation we can't get away from. speaking in missouri yesterday, bullard also says he doubts the central bank will extend a bond maturity extension program that expires at the end of the year. bullard is not currently a voting member, but he will ebb in 2013. and china's national congress continues with new leaders for the communist party set to be named later this morning. today a rising star said the party is moving towards requiring officials to their their assets. so an interesting piece in the chinese business press this morning. >> we have been talking about the fiscal cliff and -- >> we have? >> and yesterday somebody tweeted a new drinking game. every time they say fiscal cliff, you drink. they're right, but it's absolutely what matters. >> look at the stock market. did you see today what it's going to do? >> down again. >> it was down over 100 yesterday and it couldn't hold up. supposed to be up 70 when were watching yesterday morning. indicated down again. and i
CNBC
Nov 27, 2012 6:00am EST
to go follow the united states while it lobbies for a reconsideration of the u.s. stance. the delay could push back the start of basel iii by about six months. the law was mepts ant to be pha in by the start of 2013. >> archstone was not part of the zell asset, was it? >> i feel like zell was related to it. >> but he sold right at the top. so that was part of the problem. it wasn't just a total lack of due diligence. i mean, everything was valued hire when archstone was first sold, right? >> yes. but as i'm looking at this, no, sam zell i do not believe was involved. >> that was the equity office and -- >> and then blab stone. but blackstone even though they bought at the top figured out a way to then sell pieces of it very, very quickly. and they did very well. >> entrade is no longer accepting u.s. customers citing legal and regulatory pressures. that announcement coming hours after the u.s. commodities regulators sued the exchange's owner alleging that it allowed unauthorized trading by u.s. customers, u.s. customers must close their accounts and withdrawal all funds by the end o
CNBC
Nov 7, 2012 4:00pm EST
thing that's changed a little bit is the u.s. has to take its tough medicine. tough medicine is we have to deal with issues like austerity and budgets and taxes. that's what europe has gone through the last three or four years. my guess is going forward this is the opportunity for europe to outshine the u.s. not that the u.s. will be a bad place to be, but incrementally, i think europe really looks good post-election. >> europe is going to outshine the u.s., huh? >> only because people are expecting such terrible things out of europe that when you expect terrible and you get, you know, so-so, that's an upside surprise any way you look at it. >> all right. we'll leave it there. gentlemen, thank you very much. we'll keep watching both those stories. let's get to john fort. he just spoke with the qualcomm ceo on the heels of their earnings report. let's find out what he has to say. john, over to you. >> maria, you already mentioned the headline numbers. i want to focus on guidance and a bit of color. that might change the way people are thinking about some elements of technology, and parti
CNBC
Nov 9, 2012 9:00am EST
is not struck by the end. year, the u.s. economy would head back into recession, contract by half a percent in 2013. president is scheduled to make remarks on the cliff at 1 p.m. time. speaker boehner will address us. can the president say anything to make this whole week look like a dream? >> that's a tough one. what our lalt friend mark haines used to talk about, we need a capitulation, we need the answer, no, are you kidding? there was a congressman on "squawk" this morning say, yes, don't worry about it. when i hear that i say, no, it's not going to happen. we have to have them worry, as worried as we are. i still see this kind of grover norquist run republican party which would rather not have a tax increase and take the tit titanic down in the name of the country. >> viewers will say, wasn't wednesday a woosh? what qualifies a woosh at this point? in terms of the signs we've seen, isn't that qualified as a woosh. >> you open down and rally between 12 and 1. you get the 10 to 1 ratio. i'm just quoting mark haines. if you saw 20 to 1, you would say, you need to buy it. i need to see hai
CNBC
Nov 30, 2012 1:00pm EST
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Nov 30, 2012 6:00am EST
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Nov 7, 2012 5:00am EST
and save the u.s. economy from going down a dangerous road. it is wednesday, november 7th, the day after and a special early presentation of "squawk box" follows the late presentation that we had yesterday. but it starts right now. >>> good morning, everyone. welcome to "squawk box" here on cnbc. and yes, we know it's only 5:00 a.m. on the east coast, but you don't have to double check your clocks. on the morning after election day, we couldn't wait until 6:00 a.m. to get back on the air. the american public handing president obama four more years in the white house. meantime, the balance of power stays the same in the senate. this morning, we have two main items on the squawk agenda. after months of handicapping the race, we'll find out how the global markets react to the decision and ask how you need to position your portfolio. we have a number of people on hand to help us with that task, including mike santoli. he is our guest the next hour. chuck gabriel, his job is to try to connect the dots between washington and investors. we have jeremy seigel. also, vincent rinehart. we'll be jo
CNBC
Nov 29, 2012 9:00am EST
that that is having on industrials commodities in particular. we have of course seen some optimism on the u.s. budget deal. we're also looking at the uptick in gdp data, but we're also watching some technical levels, we have been in this range of $85, $90 for true value. a moving average for copper, momentum in that commodity as well. gold holding it's own after that decline in the last session. right now we're looking at gold above the 1720 level. we'll also be keeping our eye on natural gas, we'll look at that inventory data. >> back to you. >> thank you very much. >>> as talks over the fiscal cliff continue, you will want to hear what republican senator rand paul had to say about deficit reductions and the controversial norquist tax pledge. >>> also ahead -- >> still to come, with the fiscal cliff getting closer. >> if i was involved in a negotiation like that and everybody was purporting to be where they are, i would say an agreement was reachable. >> former centr [ male announcer ] how do you trade? with scottrader streaming quotes, any way you want. fully customize it for your trading process -
CNBC
Nov 16, 2012 6:00am EST
u.s. equity futures are down by about 21 points. s&p off by 3 1/2. and as we've been talking about daily, the looming fiscal cliff is a big piece of the market story. today barack obama is officially kicking off budget negotiations. at issue is a one-two punch. we have expiring bush era tax cuts and across the board spending cuts both set to hit in january. simpson and bowles with a warning to washington about what's at stake. >> if we get over on the cliff, we don't have a deal, and the market doesn't anticipate that we're actually going to be so stupid as to go over the cliff, then i think you'll see the market really crash and i think you'll see the rating agencies downgrade our credit again, you'll see fitch and moody's join s&p. i think you'll see corporations lose confidence. you'll see them slow down hiring, stop capital xebd churs, capital will go on on strike, it will be a hell of a mess. >> leaders of both parties think it would be to their advantage to go off the fiscal cliff. what a 12 straight that is, that we could win more as democrats if we let it go or we can win m
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Nov 26, 2012 9:00am EST
haven't made a payment that was ordered of you. >> ordered by who? by some guy? >> by a judge in the u.s. >> let's go to the hague. i'm appealing to the world court. >> they may appeal to the supreme court right here in the good old united states. >> let's see where that goes. i think argentina is a big country and if they want to, they can say, hey, nice to meet you. >> they can. >> right. >> if they want to get back into the capital markets to borrow money which is unclear if they want to at this point. >> what did you say on friday? >> they also have the money. they can make the payment. it's not as though they are distressed. >> you said they're not even borrowing. >> they're not. >> that's why i listen to your report. >> you did listen. i'm glad you did. >> it's amazing that 12 years after that default we're still talking about some of the ripple effects that's going back a ways. >> i thought it was an amazing story. >> we go back to the old citi saying countries don't go broke. >> remember shipley. tallest man in the world. good guy. a lot of good bankers. >> let's bring up old ban
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Nov 27, 2012 9:00am EST
a single share of stock even if he was guaranteed the u.s. goes off the fiscal cliff. just wait until you hear who he thinks should be the treasury secretary. >> we'll begin of course with the deal of the day. conagra foods has agreed to acquire ralcorp for $5 billion. $90 a share in cash. 28% premium to the closing price on monday. kayla tausche reported on potential for a deal between the two companies back in 2011. it creates the largest private label food company in north america. this is a big deal. >> yes, it is. it's big in size in terms of what we've seen in this market. look how excited he is. and they finally got it done. it's been one as you pointed out that was around in 2011. they couldn't get it done. that is conagra. they walked away. ralcorp stock price fell dramatically. they split the post cereal division from ralcorp. the two trade separately. so you did have a company here that perhaps became a little more -- i wouldn't say vulnerable. not as if they were committed to selling. the board composition changed. you have had activist shareholder get on there. that was very
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Nov 16, 2012 12:00pm EST
to these oil incidents and automatically had a reaction in the u.s. oil price in particular and seen prices supported already on when's happening in the gaza strip, the escalation of fighting there. that's certainly supportive of prices and an expiration today of the december contract and often leads to volatility so a lot to watch in the oil market and hearing that fires have been extinguished from the fire of the oil rig and no spillage of oil in to the gulf of mexico. back the you. >> sharon, thanks so much for us on the oil trade. let's bring in john killdo you have and the biggest surprise in the saga over the last several days is that oil didn't spike more from gaza. >> that's right, scott. a real push-pull going on right now between the economic outlook for next year particularly for oil demand and demand ratcheted down by the major organizations that track it. and, of course, i think the response to the gaza situation is reasonable because, of course, there's no direct oil involved but all about hamas and a proxy for iran and where do we go from here if anywhere? >> give me the read
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Nov 9, 2012 2:00pm EST
expanding their production and their sales in the u.s. they are a big part behind the market share gains today there. conversely, the big three shares have all slid. their market share has all slid since the auto bailout. a number of dealerships have been closed down. since they have fewer dealerships and fewer brands -- a number of them went away, including hummer, including mercury. because of that, you've got two entities going in different directions here and the big three now trail the asian automakers here in the u.s. take a look at this. only one of these four stocks is positive over the last two years and that's toyota. compare that with ford, gm and honda all considerably lower. guys, that's the state of the world when it comes to auto sales here in the u.s. >> that is the state of the world. we just have to watch those chinese automakers in the future as well. thank you very much, phil lebeau. >>> john harwood has some context and background on what we've been getting out of washington. we've been getting lots of headlines on the fiscal cliff. bring it all together for us, john
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Nov 27, 2012 5:00pm EST
in general if your catalyst is the u.s. government you should be generally freaking out. free market is not one that hangs on every whim and word of harry reid. at the end of the day there are multiple factors at work here. china hit a new low. we will talk about these things but i think it is multiple factors a at work beyond what somebody in washington says. >> this reminds me of when we had the european crisis or in 2008 when there was the vote on the tarp. i don't think we should overreact to this. if i learned anything from schoolhouse rock making a bill is like sausage making. you will have imaginations going on. >> i don't think they made that comparison on school house rock. >> he was watching a different schoolhouse rock. >> the jack black "schoolhouse rock." >> the fiscal cliff is just a great headline but the tip of the iceberg of what is really ailing or what could potentially ail this market in weeks to come. we are within the whisper of a four-year high. europe is a mess and the data in the states has been mediocre at best. the fiscal cliff is an easy thing to point the
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Nov 9, 2012 12:00pm EST
for housing in the u.s. economy and i think that's what's going to offset the fiscal drag. it really is the global economy, and investment trading and trade. some improvement in skboexport . some things to be encouraged about at least in the sense of wee feel comfortable. 103 dollars and $108 to $110. >> if the lame duck does a can kick, does that force do you refocus on your price target. >> if this leads to see question station and is not done el wantly, it's very likely we're going to get a rating downgrade. i just don't think the equity market is going to react as adversely as it did august of it happens. let's soo write headache out and thi think. >> got it. david, thanks so much. >> my pleasure. >> david bianco, chief strategist at deutsche bank. >>> breaking news and our very own mair thompson is on the floor with the stock exchange. ma mary? >> there's a key change way tojt bring to our investors or viewers' attention. this year they're providing a little bit of konk for those submitting new capital plans. they have to submit them by january 7th. if the fed rejects their init
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Nov 28, 2012 9:00am EST
in the u.s. right now? >> i think you have to look at it a couple different ways. number one is sustainability piece on fuel and foreign oil. electrification will play a major role in the industry whether it is pure or assist like we have in lacrosse and impala here and malibu. widely different applications depending on budget, fuel economy and efficiency. we'll offer a lot of those different alternatives here. the spark we're excited about because this is really -- we're going to really go hard in places like california, austin, oregon, where sustainability is part of the real culture and the thread of the way people live. when you look at the spark and you look at what the performance of a car is, we haven't announced the final range because we're not done certifying it but it will be one of the largest range vehicles and torque is more than a ferrari. >> but the skeptic will look at this and say not that you're supposed to comment on the leaf from a competitor standpoint but you look at the leaf and others and people say is there a market for electric vehicles in the u.s.?
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Nov 16, 2012 7:00pm EST
this evening is mark ginsburg. he's the former u.s. ambassador to morocco. mark, welcome back to the show. look, i'm probably naive. but 16,000 reserves have been called up. maybe another 70,000 on the way. a ground war may start. can the israeli defense forces just take out the hamas forces? can they just take them out, martin? >> well, they can. and the fact of the matter is that they failed to do so in 2008 because of international pressure over civilian casualties. and that's of course the dilemma. but the fact of the matter is, larry, that we're seeing once and for all why we cannot let iran get a nuclear weapon. because hamas has been able to get these missiles from iran. and what's going to stop them if they're firing missiles at jerusalem today, what's going to stop them from firing a nuclear missile at israel tomorrow? that's why israel has to act authoritatively, finally, once and for all against the hamas military and civilian leadership. >> and stay on the ground for a while longer. in other words, not pull out. what i'm asking you i guess is just a basic military strategy issue. wi
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Nov 29, 2012 12:00pm EST
can't prevent the u.s. from falling off the fiscal cliff? we'll get the worst case scenario when we come back. >>> welcome back. kbw declaring a special $2 a share dividend becoming the latest company in a growing list so far. 174 companies have announced special dividends in november according to s&p. that's a new record. who are some potential issuers on deck? >> goldman sachs back in september put out a note that i think really got this conversation going. the one name they mentioned on there that has not yet done the special dividend is mastercard. doc was talking about it before reaching new levels today. i think mastercard is a name that you could focus on. >> when you own a stock and they announce a special dividend it is great but the problem with chasing them is once the thing goes "x" dividend, typically the price will adjust. it is not necessarily a great short term trade. i'd focus more on consistent dividend paying as opposed to special dividend. >> google's on my list. $50 billion in cash. at least one-third of that onshore. that's where i'd go. >> home depot. real qui
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Nov 9, 2012 7:00pm EST
of the response to the attack showing it took more than 14 hours for first u.s. military unit to arrive in libya after the attack. all right. >> joining me now is syndicated radio talk show host john bachelor. john, welcome back. david petraeus is a great american, an admired american. now he has to resign from the cia, why, john? what is the meaning of this? what is the timing of this? >> i am told by several sources it was not beauty killed the beast, larry. it was benghazi. mr. petraeus misled, i'm told. misled an important committee on the hill and he did not want to return to that committee as director of the central intelligence. >> so you're saying that the extra marital affair is not the reason? it's the reason he's cited, but you're saying? fact, that's not the case? there's a whole history of these things in spy circles and secret services and blackmail and you're saying that ain't what happened? >> i'm surprised at the timing and the timing tells us a deal. i am told, larry, this is my best information that mr. be petraeus has been under pressure of the white house to maintain the nar
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Nov 12, 2012 7:00pm EST
i'm jim cramer. see you tomorrow! >>> i am larry kudlow. a blockbuster prediction. the u.s. set to take over as the top world oil producer in the next decade. will the epa block this tremendous economic and political breakthrough? then if president obama and john boehner can rise above and get a deal done for the fiscal cliff, there is a lot of money that could be made in stocks. and why shouldn't top military and business leaders maintain an honorable code of conduct? isn't it better to have a moral center? general david petraeus is a great man. but he made, unfortunately, a great mistake. first up, are we on the verge for american oil revolution? according to the international energy agency, the u.s. will overtake saudi arabia as the world's largest oil producer that before the year 2020. but -- don't get your hopes completely up as the epa could block this fantastic market-driven advance. nobody better to talk about it is john hofmeister. john, it is a pleasure to have you here. now, is it credible, first of all the report, we will overtake the saudis? >> report is credible.
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Nov 9, 2012 1:00pm EST
-week high. again the fiscal fears here in the u.s. are definitely supporting the gold price. we have seen gold perform relatively well this week. in fact, it's probably one of the best performing commodities here at the nymex and we are seeing new buyers coming in to the gold market as well. that's what traders are telling me looking at contracts beyond this year, into 2013. so that is also supportive. copper prices meanwhile are falling even though we got positive data out of china on industrial production. the fears again of the fiscal cliff certainly outweighing what we're seeing in china at the moment. there's been a lot of action the last hour or so in the energy market, particularly in rbon gasoline futures here. keep your eye on natural gas. it is going to get a little warmer here on the east coast causing a little slide in gas futures. >>> bertha coombs has a "market flash." >> standard energy stock hitting a new low today despite they did report record production yesterday. one of their big shareholders, tpg axon hedge fund is calling for big changes there on the board and the ou
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Nov 29, 2012 1:00pm EST
to see how it does and it doesn't arrive until 2013. >>> new positive signs on the u.s. economy to tell you about. it grew faster than expected in the third quarter. gdp expanding at an annual rate of 2.7% topping last month's estimate of 2%. our senior economics reporter steve leisman is here. what struck you about this report? i remember the day before yesterday you were saying don't expect that kind of performance in the fourth quarter. >> exactly. i'll take it. we can get to 2.7%. it is better than 2%. i don't love how we got there. big parts of that was government spending at the federal side. also you had inventories go up. what you didn't have is -- we marked down consumer spending and business spending was negative. i want to do 3%, 3.5%, 4% with strong consumer spending and strong business spending. those will be a sustainable path for the economy. >> can't let you go without a little fed speak. mr. dudley, new york fed chief, speaking this morning. >> some important comments. hurricane sandy was directly in his district so he made some comments about it. he said that the damag
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Nov 16, 2012 9:00am EST
prices here in the u.s. have basically erased this week's losses because of the gains that we're seeing currently in the oil complex. we're also hearing reports about iraqi enjoy saying that arabs should use oil to press israel over gaza. those headlines helping to cause this bid in the oil complex. in the gold market, we've seen steady declines over the last several sessions and now a little bit of stabilization in the gold market. there are concerns based on the world gold council report about demand particularly out of china. we've seen the cme lower margins for gold and silver so that may have an impact on the trading activity from here. carl, back to you at the white house. >> all right. thanks so much. in a half hour from now the president will hold key meeting with top congressional leaders on solving the fiscal cliff. we'll be over this crit aleveic event. both sides of the aisle will be covered. "squawk on the street" is coming right back. tdd#: 1-800-345-2550 this morning, i'm going to trade in hong kong. tdd#: 1-800-345-2550 after that, it's on to germany. tdd#: 1-800-345-255
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Nov 28, 2012 7:00pm EST
congress would wouldn't come up with come miz, no way they'd face their constituents after the u.s. debt was down graded and if that happened, i thought interest rates would go higher and stocks wouldn't respond well. so it certainly doesn't sound in washington right now that these guys are in any way conciliatory or reaching across the i'll. we just don't know. and that lack of information i think kikts tole volatility. in a lot of people believe that somehow or other both case and difficult difficult ends. to beat the tax hike on dividends, costco, murphy oil, disney, ebay, del, oracle and sh washington bureau. what do you think? should people look up there before they why not take advantage of the lower tax rate. you'd hope they have something better to. >> but if it's cash they don't have an immediate use for. the special dividend makes a lot of sense. you get the horse to walk in the direction of the carrot. knock the stick. so the more you tax something, you don't get more of it. >> that's the whole problem. >> it doesn't make sense. >> the the whole big picture of this thing. i th
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Nov 28, 2012 12:00pm EST
it into the u.s., and then pushing inkrechbtives. >> i think that's a big product of it. we have a new e.s. this year, so i think we'll get closer, so there's no doubt that the cost of currency playing a big part in this. >> will i chase them, raise incentives for your luxury brands? >> no, it's not worth chasing. it's important that we take care of one customer at a time, sell the volumes we need to sell. >> real quick, we're here at the prius stand. you guys are standing by your position that hybrids is where it's at. >> yes, we are. the market is about 3% hybrid, we're about 14%. we'll continue to push hybrids. >> jim lentz, with his first on cnbc interview here at the auto show. >> thank thank you very much. >>> stef, you like the parts suppliers? >> i was just going to mention, the fuel emission standard changes borg-warner helps to make those parts, so i think you'll see continued secular growth in that theme. that's the name i like. the stock is done on the backlog weakness. i like that story. >> who would buy one of the main eight omakers? >> when i increase exposure, i'll buy --
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Nov 7, 2012 7:00pm EST
, make 2013 a better year for the u.s. economy. they're urging congress and the white house to do the same. well, let's talk to john engler, president of the business round table, former republican of michigan. governor. so john, elections matter. you know that. there's already been some degree of cooperation in the last 24 hours. the president called the leaders. mr. boehner reciprocated, said maybe we can make a deal. what do you think's going on here? >> well, i hope it is a thaw that's going to result in some significant progress. we're way behind in terms of work that just needs to be done. i mean, provisions in the tax law that if expired will be going on almost a year now. more at the end of this year. so this short-term fiscal cliff has to be gotten out of the way. that's just noise. and then we need to get serious on the long-term fiscal strategy, which includes economic growth, comprehensive tax reform, and entitlement reform. those three are all i think integral parts of a plan that would see america and our economy actually leading the world recovery. >> well, presiden
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Nov 28, 2012 1:00pm EST
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Nov 28, 2012 2:00pm EST
connectivity. you can get to 80% of the u.s. in two hours or less. then we've got wonderful businesses like the ones that you're interviewing today. we've got the fourth largest concentration of fortune 500s in america. >> and the lowest relative cost of doing business of any of the top ten metro areas. but stock returns are one thing, mr. mayor. transforming that into income gains, into job growth in the private sector, into reducing unemployment, that's another story. you still got some work to do. >> we have a lot of work to do but we've come from 10.2% 208.2% right now in the last quarter adding about 19,000 jobs. our trends are moving in the right direction. we just got a huge decision from the federal government regarding deepening the port of savannah. so it will be ready for -- >> how will that help atlanta? >> it's huge because all of that cargo and freight that comes in internationally is dispersed through the metro system adding a nice claire of blue collar jobs and jobs that require technical skills as well, feeds in to the airport. we have a growing air cargo logistics capabili
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Nov 30, 2012 2:00pm EST
. >>> verisign. having story here. it got approval from the u.s. government to serve as the operator of dotcom registries for six more years. however, they did not get the right to four price increases of up to 7% over the next six years and that stock move by the way wipes out all of this year's gains for ver. sign. zumiez missing revenue estimates, down nearly 30% year to date. blaming in part super storm sandy which does not explain the fact that zumiez also cut its forecast before the storm. back on october 31st. super value trading higher today. there is a possible deal maybe for the company. they say, listen, we're still engaged in strategic view alternatives. stock yesterday reports that a potential bid may fall apart. herb greenberg, rescue the segment here. before i get to super value -- >> you're tall. >> yes, i am. although i'm not a giant, as someone noted. i want to go back to zumiez. the company i think we'll see a lot of. they blamed super storm sandy in part for sales, that may be true but they also cut their outlook back on october 31st. >> that goes back to blame the sandy. w
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